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Which type of waves can propagate in solids?

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Both transverse and longitudinal
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Transverse
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Neither transverse nor longitudinal
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Longitudinal
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Solution

The correct option is A Both transverse and longitudinal
A sound wave in solid medium can be either transverse or longitudinal. It must be noted that transverse mechanical waves can only occur in solids. This is because rigidity of medium is required for the waves to be transverse.

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